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Projected numbers of households and families are based on the number of persons projected to be living in particular household relationships, or living arrangements.
The graph below illustrates this method using hypothetical data.
The assumptions are calculated by five year age groups and by 15 living arrangement types. These assumptions are calculated separately for Australia, each state and territory, and each capital city and rest of state area.
Projected living arrangement proportions for 2017 to 2041 are then applied to the 'series B' projected population from Population Projections, Australia, 2017 (base) - 2066 (cat. no. 3222.0). This gives the projected number of persons in each living arrangement. The projections for smaller areas were adjusted so that the totals sum to the Australia level projection. The use of a different underlying population is explored in the page 'What if...'.
Numbers of households and families are then derived from the projected living arrangements of the population.
For more detail on the method behind these projections, see the Technical Note - 'Method'.
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